here @ Bible Gateway), Peter finds himself in a situation for which he has no categories. Read the passage and note how he deals with being uncomfortable.
This reads to me like a catalog of how we handle situations where we have no clue what is happening:
- Not knowing what to say, we speak.
- We talk about side issues rather than what is really going on.
- We are afraid to ask questions, we would appear ignorant.
- We become invested in tangential issues that we can “understand” rather than engaging in trying to understand what we are really experiencing.
It seems that what we can learn from Peter here is that when things are confusing, we need to ask the Lord for direction.